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Gun found near Loyola’s Water Tower Campus

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on September 19, 2012

By Rianne Coale

Chicago Police recovered a handgun that was discarded into a trashcan near Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus on Tuesday evening.

A man, who fled from police after they stopped him for questioning at Chicago and State, dropped the handgun in the garbage can located at 25 W. Pearson.

Here is the letter sent out by Campus Safety about the incident:

Loyola Community,

Earlier this evening, Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers stopped a pedestrian for questioning at Chicago and State, near the Water Tower Campus. During the questioning, the individual took off running north on State Street and dropped a handgun into a City of Chicago garbage can located at 25 W. Pearson. The individual then continued to flee north and then east and he has not been located. The handgun has been recovered by the CPD.

Reports describe the individual as: Male, 5’10” to 6’1″, 150-180 pounds, Black Hair, Medium Complexion, 35-45 Years Old. He was last seen wearing a blue windbreaker jacket and blue jean pants.

Loyola’s Department of Campus Safety is working closely with authorities on the investigation, but if anyone has information on this incident or has seen the individual in question, please call 9-1-1 and then the Department of Campus Safety at 773.508.6039.

Sincerely,

Robert Fine
Director of Campus Safety

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2 Responses to “Gun found near Loyola’s Water Tower Campus”

  1. Bob said

    The campus safety security alert neglected to identify the race of the offender.
    Race is a personal identifier and should always be included in the description of a wanted person and/or offender.
    To exclude the race of a suspect renders the entire alert meaningless.

  2. Bob,
    Sorry to disagree with you, but putting the race of a suspect in a story doesn’t doing anything to find a suspect. It only reinforces racial stereotypes.
    Loyola Student Dispatch

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